Spear-phishing campaign compromises executives at 150+ companies

A cybercrime group operating since mid-2019 has breached the email accounts of high-ranking executives at more than 150 companies, cyber-security firm Group-IB reported today. The group, codenamed PerSwaysion, appears to have targeted the financial sector primarily, which accounted for more Read More …

UK: Defence scientists trial innovation to slash ambulance cleaning time

Trials of novel technology that could dramatically cut the time it takes to decontaminate ambulances have taken place following a rapid appeal by the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) in response to Coronavirus. Scientists at the Defence Science and Technology Read More …

German government bans Hezbollah – Interior Ministry

Authorities have designated Hezbollah a terrorist organization and banned its activity on German soil. Police are currently conducting raids on four associations linked to the Islamist group. German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer on Thursday banned Hezbollah activities in the country, Read More …

Russia’s Federal Security Service Prevents Terrorist Attacks in Yekaterinburg

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has prevented terrorist attacks in the Ural city of Yekaterinburg in a counter-terrorism operation during which three gunmen were neutralised, the National Antiterrorism Committee (NAC) said in a statement on Thursday. A counter-terrorist operation was Read More …

U.S. National Institutes of Health: Coronavirus Treatment Breakthrough Announced

An experimental drug has proven effective in treating COVID-19 patients, the head of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, announced Wednesday. “Remdesivir has a clear-cut, significant positive effect in diminishing the time to recover,” Read More …

Police detonate improvised explosive device in Vancouver

The Vancouver Police Department safely detonated an improvised explosive device in the city’s Chinatown district Tuesday night. During a traffic stop near Columbia and East Pender streets, officers spotted what appeared to be fentanyl in plain view. While searching the vehicle, Read More …

Academics demand answers from NHS over potential data timebomb ticking inside new UK contact-tracing app

A group of nearly 175 UK academics has criticised the NHS’s planned COVID-19 contact-tracing app for a design choice they say could endanger users by creating a centralised store of sensitive health and travel data about them. In the open Read More …

Invisible Shield: Countering IEDs by novel technology and techniques

This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition aims to develop and demonstrate a number of novel technologies and techniques in the area of Counter-IED electronic countermeasures This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition is run on behalf of the Defence Read More …